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Obama administration spied on German media, government

cnn.com — On Thursday, the German government's intelligence coordinator, Günter Heiss, testified before a parliamentary investigative committee of the German parliament, the Bundestag, focused on the activities of the U.S. National Security Agency's spying on Germany and the knowledge and/or role of German intelligence, the Bundesnachrichtendienst or BND.

John McCain to condemn Confederate flag

salon.com — Arizona Sen. John McCain will fly to Columbia, S.C., Wednesday morning, where he will attempt to mend his one campaign regret by condemning the Confederate flag flying atop the state Capitol. In what he is calling a "speech on conservative reform," McCain will speak Wednesday at noon at a South Carolina restaurant, flanked by Rep.

New NRA Campaign Asks Lawmakers to Pledge Not to Confiscate Guns in Times of Crisis

abcnews.go.com — The National Rifle Association is fired up. ABC News has learned that the powerful gun group will launch a new campaign on Thursday when it convenes its annual convention in Milwaukee. It will demand that police chiefs and mayors pledge to never confiscate weapons from law-abiding citizens in...

Democrats' Sounds of Silence on Gun Control

abcnews.go.com — In the past, after shooting massacres, Democrats in Congress often looked immediately to pass gun control measures. After a killer with an AK-47 took the lives of five kids in a Stockton, Calif., schoolyard in 1989, Democrats pushed for a ban on assault weapons. After the Columbine tragedy ...

Spinning records

salon.com — Music purists tut-tutted when, this past spring, Sting shilled the second single off his new album for a Jaguar ad. His people responded that, hey, the ad was simply a way to pitch new music to the widest possible audience. Apparently, though, to the punk-pop poster boy cum soccer mom fave, not all audiences are created equal.

Transparency Note

jaketapper.tumblr.com — I was hoping to say this on air today, but the Jeb Bush speech started late and went long and I ended up quite pressed for time.For our interview with Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative that aired on my first State of the Union Sunday, we told you that the former president agreed that no question was off limits, and we agreed to ask him about some of the issues he's working on with CGI, such as veterans issues.

45 times Clinton pushed for the trade bill

wdsu.com — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, seems reluctant to take a firm position on an issue dividing her party: whether President Obama should have fast-track trading authority for the immense trade deal he has been negotiating, the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

45 times Clinton pushed the trade bill she now opposes

cnn.com — President Obama has been pushing hard for the deal, while Democrats in the House of Representatives on Friday revolted and voted against a key part of the legislation. One told me, "there was a very strong concern about the lost jobs and growing income inequality," adding, pointedly: "Ms. Clinton should take notice."

Veteran's family calls report exonerating VA a 'Whitewash'

cnn.com — "I would definitely use the term whitewash," Katie Hopper, Miles' friend and the mother of his daughter, said of the report. "I feel like it was given to a legal team to make sure it sounded legally correct."

The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor

books.google.com — The heartbreaking and inspiring story of one of America's deadliest battles during the war in Afghanistan, acclaimed by critics everywhere as a classic. At 5:58 AM on October 3rd, 2009, Combat Outpost Keating, located in frighteningly vulnerable terrain in Afghanistan just 14 miles from the Pakistani border, was viciously attacked.
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Jul 03, 2015

@jasonkwatkins he's 2nd in polls nationally, in NH, in IA. If you have an issue take it up with Republican voters

Jul 03, 2015

@lambodiablo91 @rnw101563 as my story says, the spying on Merkel was reported in 2013. This is about spying on journalists.

Jul 03, 2015

@GarryShandling just watched Season 1 episode 1 of Larry Sanders. Late night hosts refusing to do live commercials seems quaint.

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